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Monday, April 10, 2017

How to obtain your TIN or EIN for your Businesses and Adsense Tax Verification in Nigeria

Google Adsense has been one of the major sources of earnings to bloggers. Because of its relatively high Cost Per Click (CPC), many ad publishers have made Adsense their primary source of revenue.Another reason why many publishers have chosen adsense over other ad serving programs is due to Adsense's strict but necessary measures in ensuring that both the advertisers and the publishers get value for their time and money.

However, since Google Adsense is operated in the united states, part of the revenues that accrue to it is paid as tax. Consequently , publishers whose business entity is located in the united states or whose business activities has anything to do with the united states are subject to the US tax policy. In otherwords, if you are a Nigerian but live or run your business in the united states, you will be subjected to their tax policy. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a body which determines the percentage of income an individual or a party pay as tax. The IRS assigns a 9 digit number which is unique to individuals or parties . These numbers are used to validate individuals tax information. These numbers are called Tax Identification Number ( Social Security Number (SSN) ,  Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) , Employer Identification Number (EIN) )

HOW TO GET TIN/EIN OUTSIDE UNITED STATES


If  you are a Nigerian or a resident outside united states and you wish to verify your Google Adsense tax information, you will agree with me that it is an uphill task owing to the fact that you will have to first obtain your Tax Identification Number (TIN) before you can fill your tax information. There are four methods of obtaining your TIN which are highlighted below.


Application through the IRS website.
This method requires that the sole proprietor or partners of the business entity  have their businesses located in the united states. Applicants, however must have valid Tax Identification Number ( EIN,SSN) in order to use this method which is a major limitation. Application is done through this link and TIN issuance with this method is instant.

Application through Fax
Here it is required that the applicant downloads and submits a completed SS-4 form via fax through their official fax number. Once it is determined that the applicant is qualified to be assigned a TIN, the TIN is faxed to the applicant within 4 (four) business days ( File your application here ).The major turnoff with this method is the unavailability of Fax machines and services in Nigeria.

Application through mail
This method is similar to applying through fax except that the applicant will have to send a completed SS-4 form through mail. Once it is determined that the applicant is eligible to be assigned a TIN, the applicant is sent a mail containing his TIN. To file this application, follow this link.  Depending on the location, it may take several weeks for the mail to be delivered; this is a major turnoff.


Application through telephone call

Good news! With this method,you can get instant TIN. However, you will have to have enough airtime in your phone as international calls are generally costly. Because of the unfamiliarity with our names, a little more effort will have to be made in ensuring that the IRS call attendant understands your sentences. You will also have to strain your ears farther to be able to comprehend the operator's accent. It is advised that before you place the call, you should  have to get acquainted with the questions to be expected by studying the SS-4 form . International applicants may call 267-941-1099 (not a toll-free number) 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday to obtain their EIN.





9 comments:

  1. nice post. I'm a Nigerian, what method do you think is best to get the TIN?

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    1. Hello obas. The phone call method is the easiest for people living outside united states

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  2. Hi bro. Can you help me obtain the ein?

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  3. What should I say?
    what question will they ask?
    I can't just say I am form outside US and I need this to verify adsense tax info. can i?

    please reply!

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    1. Yes you can! Since you are using Payoneer to withdraw, the name you will provide them will also match the name on your Payoneer profile. Other requirements are: Your street address, City, state, Zip, country (Nigeria, Japan, Ghana, etc as the case may be), Business Name, (If different from your name, entity type(sole proprietorship or partnership),business startup date, valid phone number.

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  4. Your article on TIN Verification is indeed helpful.. the process would have been easier if I had a colleague in the US.

    but anyways,,.Thanks alot

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Tech Villz. I hope to see you again!

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  5. if i use d "call" method, will i be given my TIN immediately also How much airtime do you think i must have inorder to call them

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